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Weapons and the law of armed conflict

Author: William H Boothby
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Fully updated to include recent developments in the law of armed conflict, this volume interprets the rules governing the use of weapons, discusses the factors influencing developments in the law, and contextualizes the debate over the direction of weapons law.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Boothby, William H.
Weapons and the Law of Armed Conflict
Oxford : OUP Oxford,c2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William H Boothby
ISBN: 9780191044151 0191044156
OCLC Number: 953456439
Description: 1 online resource (xxxvii, 422 pages).
Contents: Introduction --
The evolution of the law of weaponry --
Components of the international law of weaponry --
The use of weapons and the law of targeting --
Customary principles-superfluous injury and unnecessary suffering --
Customary principles-indiscriminate weapons --
Weapons and the environment --
Conventional Weapons Convention --
Poison, poisoned weapons, asphyxiating gases, biological and chemical weapons --
Firearms, bullets, and analogous projectiles --
Mines, booby-traps, and other devices --
Rules relating to other specific technologies --
Nuclear weapons --
Applying weapons law to particular weapon systems --
Cluster munitions --
Maritime and outer space weapons --
Unexploded and abandoned weapons --
Non-international armed conflict --
Compliance with international weapons law --
Technology, humanitarian concern, and the future.
Responsibility: William H. Boothby.

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